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One World Futbol World Cup Giveaway: help a community in the Amazon get their own indestructible soccer ball

On day 4 of our Amazon expedition in Brazil we stop in Moura, a community of 500 inhabitants along the Rio Negro. Here our families meet folks from the local community. We visit their library for a story telling session before engaging in a special activity with school children from Escola Santa Rita.

Established by the Brazilian NGO Vaga Lume, which works to promote education and culture and preserve the Amazon’s environment, the library in Moura boasts a collection of roughly 300 new books, with an emphasis on early childhood.
Established by the Brazilian NGO Vaga Lume, which works to promote education and culture and preserve the Amazon’s environment, the library in Moura boasts a collection of roughly 300 new books, with an emphasis on early childhood.

In addition to organizing a special activity for all the kids, when we visit, we and our local partner, Katerre Expeditions, also help by bringing school supplies and whatever the head teacher might need. One item never fails to appear on their list: soccer balls.

Playing soccer with the kids in Moura
Playing soccer with the kids in Moura

So I was super excited when I was invited by Multicultural Kid Blogs and One World Futbol to join a special giveaway.

One World Futbol‘s mission is to bring the healing power of play to youth worldwide through their nearly indestructible soccer ball. The One World Futbol never needs a pump and never goes flat—even when punctured multiple times—due to its ingenious technology. But what we truly love about their model is that for every ball purchased, they donate one to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide.

Our Giveaway (#MKBWorldCup)

We have a special giveaway planned for this final week of the World Cup. An incredible chance to ensure the World Cup will have a positive impact on this remote community of its host country (Go Brazil!).

It’s unlike a usual giveaway as this time you, our readers, are using your collective power to vote to give the ball away to a community in need!  We need your help so we can donate one of the One World Futbols (generously supplied by One World Futbol) to Escola Santa Rita on our next visit to Moura. 

But here’s the thing–there are 9 blogs participating in this contest, and One World Futbol will donate balls to the three blogs that get the most shares on their posts. So we need your help–please SHARE this post on Twitter, Facebook, G+ and Pinterest and contribute your power, your vote to help us donate this One World Futbol.  Each share made directly from this post is tallied as a vote.  Whoever gets the most votes, donates the ball to the organization of their choice!  Let’s show how strong our voices are with our votes.

We have until midnight ET on Sunday, July 13, to get as many shares as we can on this post.  (The tally will be made based on the number on the social share buttons at the end of this post).  So let’s start now!

Feel free to use #MKBWorldCup when you share!

And don’t forget to visit Multicultural Kid Blogs to help them “unlock” two additional One World Futbols to donate!

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One World Futbol

One World Futbol Project is a B-corporation based in Berkeley, CA and was founded by Tim Jahnigen, the inventor of the One World Futbol. One World Futbol was inspired by refugee youth in Darfur, who had such indestructible spirits – and love for football! – despite their hardships. Tim Jahnigen wanted to give them something more, so he invented a soccer ball that would never need a pump and would never go flat, even when punctured multiple times. One World Futbol Project and its virtually indestructible ball have now reached 160 countries and continue to bring the healing power of play to youth worldwide. The Buy One Donate One model makes it easy for consumers to donate these amazing One World Futbols to needy communities.

Here is more on their work in one community in Brazil:

Participating Blogs

The following member blogs are participating in this contest. Visit them to see which organizations they have chosen. Remember, sharing is caring! The 3 blogs with the most social shares (as shown on the share counters on their blog posts) will get to donate a football to the qualified organization they have chosen!

Expat Life with a Double Buggy
Entre Compras y El Hogar
Head of the Heard
InCultureParent
MommyMaestra
La Cité des Vents
Trilingual Mama
All Done Monkey

Help “unlock” two additional One World Futbols at Multicultural Kid Blogs!

Our last visit to Moura was during Carnaval. To celebrate this important holiday in Brazil, we prepared a mask-making activity, followed by an authentic Carnaval party.
Our last visit to Moura was during Carnaval. To celebrate this important holiday in Brazil, we prepared a mask-making activity, followed by an authentic Carnaval party.

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